Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 449 – I took that seriously
At noon, Zhang Ruiqiang had made an exception and drank a glass of Baijiu. With Feng Yu’s instructions, Li Mingde arranged for the factory’s supervisors and leaders to take turns drinking with Kirilenko.
Kirilenko was very impressed with the hospitality shown by the Chinese. When the lunch ended, he was carried onto the car by his men. Feng Yu was smiling. The Russian translator still thought that Feng Yu was smiling out of courtesy. He did not know that Feng Yu would be laughing out loud if there were not so many people around.
Hahahaha…… I had finally made you drunk!
“Manager Feng, are you having cramps on your face?” Li Mingde asked out of concern.
You are the one who had cramps on your face. Even your brains are having cramps. Can’t you see that I am so happy and can’t stop smiling?!
“What are you looking at? Arrange a driver to send Mayor Zhang back to rest. Get the canteen to prepare some hot soup. All of you should drink the soup to sober up. Those that can’t sober up can go back and rest. All of you had done well today.”
Feng Yu patted Li Mingde’s shoulders. He did not know that this old man could hold his liquor so well. Although Li Mingde’s eyes were all red, he was still sober after drinking one bottle of Baijiu himself. Feng Yu was very impressed with him. Li Mingde’s arrangement to get Kirilenko drunk was also well planned.
Zhang Ruiqiang was also very pleased with this lunch. It was not because Kirilenko had promised to place a large order when he was drunk. It was because this lunch had not cost too much.
There were only 8 main dishes, and the rest were all street food. Those were very cheap, and the liquor was Bing City’s Baijiu. 2 RMB per bottle.
Zhang Ruiqiang had decided to discuss with the rest of leaders in the City Government to learn from the Machinery Company and lower their expenses.
After drinking some hot soup, Feng Yu returned to his office to take a nap. When he woke up, he was feeling fresh. The first thing he did was to drive to the City Government.
Although Feng Yu was driving a vehicle with a temporary registration plate, he could enter the City Government compound easily by showing his face.
“Brother Liu, is the Leader awake?” Feng Yu pointed to the office.
“Manager Feng, Leader has a headache. He had drunk too much at noon. Is there anything important?” Secretary Liu asked curiously. Didn’t both of you had lunch together earlier?
Feng Yu showed a surprised expression: “Didn’t Mayor Zhang said that he wants to order a batch of Songjiang cars? I am here to discuss the quantity and model.”
Secretary Liu was sweating. The Mayor had said that earlier today to help the Machinery Company, and you took that seriously? Was this Manager Feng feigning ignorance?
Secretary Liu remembered the former secretary had instructed him to take precautions against Feng Yu. Feng Yu’s was too thick skin. He does not care about what others think of him. He will do anything to get what he wants!
“Manager Feng, please have a seat first. The Mayor has a meeting in a while and does not have time to talk to you about this.”
Feng Yu’s voice was loud, and if Mayor Zhang wanted to meet him, he would call out for him. But Zhang Ruiqiang had not called for Feng Yu. That means Zhang Ruiqiang does not wish to meet Feng Yu. It was Secretary Liu’s duty to stop Feng Yu.
Feng Yu sat on a chair by the wall and crossed his legs: “No problem. I can wait.”
Secretary Liu opened his mouth, but no words could come out. If it was others, they should get his meaning. The Leader does not want to meet you. But this Feng Yu was different from others and just sat there as if nothing had happened.
Secretary Liu was thinking in his heart. If the Leader does not call for you and I also ignore you, you will still have to leave.
But after a while, Feng Yu walked to the cabinet and took out a metal tin of tea leaves from the innermost of the drawer. Secretary Liu could no longer ignore Feng Yu.
“Manager Feng, Manager Feng, stop. You don’t need to use so much tea leaves. Just a bit will do.” Secretary Liu’s heart was bleeding. These tea leaves were priceless. Even the Mayor could not bear to drink!
“No worries. Don’t need to help me. Carry on with your work. I can help myself. I like my tea to be thick.” Feng Yu said, and he was still continuing to add tea leaves to his cup.
Secretary Liu snatched the tin of tea leaves from Feng Yu and looked at him. If this person were not Feng Yu, he would have called for security to chase him out. But this was not the first time Feng Yu had done this. Every time, the Mayor would just scold Feng Yu but had never given any instructions to his secretaries to stop Feng Yu from taking those tea leaves.
Furthermore, everyone in the City Government knew that Feng Yu and the Mayor was very close. There were rumors that the Mayor had known Feng Yu when he was still the Chief of the Foreign Trade Bureau. Although Secretary Liu had not seen the Mayor accepting any gifts from Feng Yu, he had not rejected Feng Yu’s offer to treat him to meals. There was even one time when the Mayor treated Feng Yu to dinner!
Zhang Ruiqiang was aware when Feng Yu arrived. The door of his room was opened, and he could hear Feng Yu’s voice clearly inside his room.
But what was Feng Yu here for? He was here to sell his cars to the City. Zhang Ruiqiang still thought if that Russian had placed the order for the vehicles, then the City will just order one or two cars from Feng Yu. But Feng Yu was here to talk about the City’s purchase before that Russian had placed any orders.
Zhang Ruiqiang did not want to meet Feng Yu and wanted to find some excuse to brush off Feng Yu. But now it seems that this Feng Yu would not leave and will shamelessly stay there to wait for him! If he still does not call for Feng Yu, the office would be in a mess!
Zhang Ruiqiang rubbed his temples to try to soothe his headache and walked to the door with a black face: “Feng Yu, come in now. Xiao Liu help me brew a cup of thick tea too.”
Feng Yu smiled and enter Zhang Ruiqiang’s room. He walked straight to the sofa in the room and sat there sipping on his tea.
Damn, there were too many tea leaves. Feng Yu must add water for every sip he took!
Zhang Ruiqiang’s headache worsen when he saw the tea leaves in Feng Yu’s cup. These leaves were given to him by his former leader, and Feng Yu had wasted it. Later he must lock up these tea leaves in his room. If not, Feng Yu would have wasted it all!
Zhang Ruiqiang lit a cigarette and sat down opposite Feng Yu: “What are you here for?”
Feng Yu opened his eyes wide: “Didn’t you say that the City will be purchasing a batch of Songjiang Motors vehicles? I am here to discuss the contract.”
Secretary Liu entered the room with Zhang Ruiqiang’s tea and replaced the ashtray on the coffee table. Every time when Zhang Ruiqiang speaks with Feng Yu, he would smoke a lot more.
“Did I say anything like this?” Zhang Ruiqiang side glanced Feng Yu and blew out smoke from his nostrils. If I denied saying this, what can you do?
Damn. Who did this Old Zhang learn from? How can he be so shameless to deny what he had said?
Feng Yu showed a painful expression and said: “Leader, I have a piece of advice for you. What is the most important character a leader should have? Honesty! If you go back on your words, the people will lose trust in the government.”
Zhang Ruiqiang stared at Feng Yu angrily: “Stop talking nonsenses! I had told you before that the City has no plans to replace all our vehicles. I had said those things was to help your Machinery Company clinched the deal with that Russian. You take that seriously?
Feng Yu blinked and replied: “I took that seriously……”